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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abyss, abysm(noun)

    a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)

Wiktionary

  1. abyss(Noun)

    A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 14th century.

  2. abyss(Noun)

    Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 14th century.

  3. abyss(Noun)

    Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 14th century.

  4. abyss(Noun)

    The center of an escutcheon.

    Etymology: * First attested in the late 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abyss(noun)

    a bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit

    Etymology: [L. abyssus a bottomless gulf, fr. Gr. bottomless; 'a priv. + depth, bottom.]

  2. Abyss(noun)

    infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth

    Etymology: [L. abyssus a bottomless gulf, fr. Gr. bottomless; 'a priv. + depth, bottom.]

  3. Abyss(noun)

    the center of an escutcheon

    Etymology: [L. abyssus a bottomless gulf, fr. Gr. bottomless; 'a priv. + depth, bottom.]

Freebase

  1. Abyss

    In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the Abyss, or more fully, the Infinite Layers of the Abyss, is a chaotic evil-aligned plane of existence. It is one of a number of alignment-based Outer Planes that form part of the standard Dungeons & Dragons cosmology, used in the Planescape and Greyhawk campaign settings. The Abyss is also the name of one of the faith-based outer planes that form part of the Forgotten Realms cosmology. While the published 3rd-Edition source books indicate that the Abyss of the standard D&D cosmology is not the same plane as the Abyss of the Forgotten Realms cosmology, they are for all practical purposes identical.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abyss

    a-bis′, n. a bottomless gulf: a deep mass of water.—adj. Abyss′al. [Gr. abyssos, bottomless—a, without, byssos, bottom.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. abyss

    1. The measureless gulf between literature and the American magazine. 2. The distance between a thinker and an editorial writer.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. abyss

    A deep mass of waters; in hydrography it was synonymous with gulf.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abyss in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abyss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of abyss in a Sentence

  1. Liu Xiaoming:

    We have enough solutions and enough power within the limits of (the) Basic Law to quell any unrest swiftly, the central government of China will never allow a few violent offenders to drag Hong Kong down a dangerous road, down a dangerous abyss.

  2. Luise Neumann-Cosel:

    We are on course for a catastrophe, we are in a car and we are driving at 250 km per hour toward an abyss... We need fewer cars.

  3. Kristina Hooper:

    We can continue in the situation we've been in for months which is one step forward, further into the trade war abyss, followed by one step or a half step backwards.

  4. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

  5. Anthony Liccione:

    I have rubbed, knocked and brushed up against a thousand windows, trying to get an image.""A writer is nothing without a reader; a reader is nothing without a writer." "Ask not the grass to give you green, and later walk all over it.”“Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss.” Anger can kill, even a feather gently blowing in the wind.” "The mirror will only lie, when you look at it through a mask."If you put a clock in a bottle, with time it will crack, as like money, as like love, as like a beautiful mind, with no soul." “If eyes are windows to the soul, then tears are heavens rain.”"It's not how many friends you can count, it's how many of those you can count on.”

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